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History is ended the orators for America’s new century extolled upon George W. Bush’s assumption of the throne in January 2001. In some ways the notion has proved correct; history will of course continue ’til comeuppance day, but the nature of the nation is changed. Today, America represents not a bastion of individual freedoms and expression, the protector and purveyor of Democracy, but a rapacious agent of corporate greed and criminality around the planet, a law unto itself: An empire.
Howard Zinn is an American historian, educator, playwright, activist and author. Among his more than twenty books published are: ‘Artists in Times of War,’ ‘The Cold War and the University,’ ‘Declarations of Indepedence,’ ‘Disobedience and Democracy,’ the best-selling ‘A People’s History of the United States,’ and his autobiography, ‘You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train,’ (also adapted as a documentary film).
Zinn is the recipient of numerous awards, citations, and accolades for his decades-long dedication to the People’s cause, including: the Courage of Conscience Award, the Thomas Merton, Eugene Debs, and Upton Sinclair Awards, the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Prize for best English-language book on American History for his debut title, ‘La Guardia in Congress,’ and the Haven’s Center Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship. His theatrical works include: ‘Daughter of Venus,’ ‘Emma,’ and ‘Marx in Soho.’
Howard Zinn’s newest book release is, ‘A People’s History of American Empire.’ Howard Zinn in the first half.